Mickey Prohaska lives and works in rural Wisconsin, he’s an insurance salesman in a slump. He’s struggling to make ends meet and his divorce from his wife has shaken his confidence. He goes to a convention but has his money and credit cards stolen. On the bright side, he hires a new salesman, Bob Egan. He seems to be a hard worker and he’s bringing in new clients. Mickey meets elderly farmer Gorvy Hauer through Bob and they are able to set him up with insurance. Everything starts to really go downhill when Mickey becomes involved with Gorvy.
This is funny, Mickey starts to forget what is right and wrong in his greed to get money. So many things happen but I can’t give anything away, I have to let you experience the momentum and the downward slide. 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
93 min, Comedy directed by Jill Sprecher with Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Billy Crudup, Bob Balaban, Lea Thompson, David Harbour, Michelle Arthur, Jennifer Edwards.
Note: Blockbuster 2 ½*, imdb 6.1 out of 10, 70% critic 55% audience on Rotten Tomatoes